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CH3CH3 tetrahedral VSEPR structure

  1. Sep 7, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Draw the VSEPR structures.

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    This is throwing me off because there are basically 2 tetrahedral. So, that is what I did. I drew a tetrahedral VSEPR structure and I connected another one to it upside down.
    Is that wrong? I wish I could draw it somehow to show you. On here. I said this molecule is non-polar. Symmetric so everything dies.
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  3. Sep 7, 2013 #2


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    Looks like you have a molecule of ethane. Do you know about carbon chain molecules yet?
  4. Sep 7, 2013 #3
    No. They just gave me like a couple practice problems. I have a question. I have a little trouble with determining the dipole moment sometimes. What is a safe way to determine it? I know if the molecule is symmetric and all X;s are the same then it is non polar.
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